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Why are all my Google Docs automatically zoomed out and the doc is far away from the controls? Zooming in does not fix, it makes controls disappear

There is too much grey space between the doc and the left-hand controls. Zooming into the doc does not fix this. This issue is across all my documents, and somehow has been set as a default on my ...
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Sentences are breaking into words in google docs after copy paste

I have copied a bunch of sentences from a document but after pasting it into google docs it breaks into words , like the image below . How can I format it
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Removing shared files on Google Drive

I am trying to clear out google files that I do not need. They are documents my children needed for school during the COVID shutdown. I was able to remove several of them however there are some that I ...
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Completely remove pages from Google Doc?

I am writing a long Google Doc, which will never be printed, and therefore have absolutely no use for the ancient concept of 'pages'. I therefore want to remove this distracting overhead from the doc, ...
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google drawing line intersection connector jumps

Is there any existing google drawing workthrough or planned feature that resolves line intersection conflicts between connectors with line jumps?
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HELP Sneaky Notifications in Google Drive (Sheets or Docs) document - not made/changed by me

So, is there a way to be notified when you make a change? Can you please enlighten me and help? Thank you Because people share password, it is possible for someone with your password to make changes ...
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Google Doc not following page setup or margin spacing

Writing a book in Google Docs. I was on page 189 left the room for an hour and when I came back, the pages were different. No buttons were hit. The title page is cut in half and there is no 1" ...
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Arial font sometimes not rendering correctly in Google Docs (same account, same browser, same font, two documents)

I've created two Google Docs documents in Google Workspace (Google Drive) and pasted the same text. I selected all the text and removed all of the formatting. According to Google Docs, both are Arial ...
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How to convert all list styles in a Google Docs document?

I have a document with multiple numbered ordered lists throughout [1, 2, 3...] But I need to change the list styles to a different type of list -- for example [A, B, C...]. A visual example of what I ...
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Formatting issue converting a Google Doc to a PDF

I am trying to convert a large document from a Google Doc to a PDF and every time I do, the formatting of several pages is off (title placed on previous page instead of at the top) I have already ...
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Copy text from Google doc without formatting

I have created a Google doc, with detailed bold, underlying, highlighting, and other format features, but when I copy the text from doc into local, all formatting gets disappeared. Is there a way ...
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Google docs, how to show an H1 heading always at the top of a new page?

Trying to find a way how to show an H1 heading always at the top of a new page, not sure if this is possible. I have multiple H1 headings and they can be pushed downwards rather that they will stick ...
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Showing Inline Section Headers in Document Outline

I am attempting to follow the APA style guideline for section headers. Under their guidelines, there are 5 different styles of section headers. The first three levels are on their own line, but the ...
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Are cross-referenced URIs in google drive documents preserved after Google Takeout?

Background Google has a service that allows you to export/backup/migrate your google drive documents and contents to another system. Its called takeout.google.com This service allows for the user to ...
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Mark checkbox "completed" in Google Docs checklist using keyboard

I see that the checkboxes in Google Docs' checklists can be marked completed by clicking with a mouse. Is there a way for me to mark them completed using only the keyboard?
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Google doc access to anyone but keeping mastercopy as it is

I have one google document - which i like to keep as a master copy/template. I want to allow users without any kind of email/account to access this master copy - edit something and save it to doc file ...
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Shortcut to clear formatting using a Mac Spanish keyboard?

I can't find the way to type the ⌘+\ combination a Mac's Spanish keyboard, because the \ is obtained using the option key, and ⌘+option+\ does not work either. Is there an alternative shortcut or ...
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Can I put a clickable link to a header on Google Docs?

I want a clickable link to an external document to appear at the top of all of the pages in a document. However, when I put a link in the header, it isn't clickable while editing the document unless I ...
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How to create a google sheet file that inputs a phrase in a certain range when another phrase is entered in a different range

I'm trying to create a google document with a classified theme (And no, it's not actually classified) And I want it set to where if you put certain text in a table or cell, it gives you a link to the ...
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Is there a way to embed a specific cell from a Google Sheets to Google Docs?

I want to fill in a sentence with blank spaces on Google Docs from information that I can provide from Google Sheets. Is this possible? "For my student number X = [student_number], the required ...
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Can't write "?" in Google Docs due to keyboard shortcut conflict

I am using a MacBook where the question mark "?" is under the option+w keyboard shortcut. But while in google docs when I press option+w google docs opens the help menu and does not write ...
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How to get error text from Google Spreadsheets?

Is there any way to get an error text from the formula in Google Spreadsheets? For ex., I see the following error - Ошибка В диапазоне функции VLOOKUP значение "zzz" не найдено. (the value '...
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How can I request "commenter access" to be able to make "suggest edit" in a Google Doc that was shared with me? I don't want full edit access

A Google Doc that was shared with me. I see: How can I request "commenter access" to be able to make "suggest edit" in a Google Doc that was shared with me? In other word, I want ...
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Pasting tabs into Google Docs

Google Docs is not accepting pasted Tabs as actual tab characters (ASCII character #9). It turns them into a number of spaces. Usually four, but not always. I'm on MacOS 11.5.1, with Firefox 90.0.2. ...
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How can I make normal text part of the document outline on Google Docs?

I would like to make bolded normal text part of the document outline on Google Docs. I have seen Google Docs perform this function automatically, but I can't seem to find any way to do it manually. Is ...
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Google Docs paste, using formatting of destination document

I want to copy/paste a bunch of content from one Google Doc to another. The two documents have different formatting (particularly fonts for Headings). If I do a regular paste (ctrl-v), the headings ...
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Is there a shortcut like doc.new but defaulting to a shared Google Drive instead of My Drive?

I love the handiness of doc.new and sheet.new, but they default to creating documents in My Drive, which I then need to remember to move afterwards. Is there some URL I can bookmark that will create ...
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How do I remove the phone character auto-formatted into numbers? (Google docs is interpreting numbers as phone numbers when they are not

I am trying to enter registration numbers into Google Docs. When I enter a number, a phone character is automatically added and formatting added to the numbers. I would like to just see plain text. I ...
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How to view full image (preview) in a Google Doc? (e.g., hover over)

How can I view the full image of an image in a Google Doc? (e.g., hover over image to get a popup with the whole full-sized image)
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How do you insert a background image on Google Docs?

How do you insert a background image on Google Docs? It seems that this feature wasn't supported before?
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Search for Google Docs and pdfs of a certain length

I'm aware you can use the formats below to search using Google for public Google Docs and pdfs respectively. site:docs.google.com/document/d [keyword] filetype:pdf [keyword] Is there a way to filter ...
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How to download edit history from Google Docs

I love Google Doc's edit history because I can see when I created files and then modified them later. Is there anyway to download this edit history for a particular document? Ideally, I'd like to ...
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Download Google Drive folder with documents in ODT format

I've been using Google Drive for a while, however today when I downloaded all my documents created in Google Drive I just noticed that all of them are saved as docx. I've been looking for a way to ...
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Will commenters be notified when copy of shared file is made

If a make a copy (File / Make a copy) of a Google Docs file that I own and that is shared with commenters, will those receive a notification (email) of that event and will the copy also have them as ...
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Is there a way to get OSX-style keyboard shortcuts in Google Docs on Linux?

To be explicit, what I actually want are Emacs-style shortcuts (e.g. Ctrl+f moves the cursor forward a character or Alt+b moves it backward a word, or Ctrl+e moves to the end of a word, and hopefully ...
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Empty Export Link when trying to get specific Revision of a File using Google Drive API

I'm trying to get the export links to a specific revision of a pdf file. I have the correct file id and revision id and when I try to get the export links using Revision.Get() ,link :https://...
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Can "Page Sizer" Google Docs add-on read my Google Docs?

https://workspace.google.com/marketplace/app/page_sizer/595382898724 The "Page Sizer" add-on to Google Docs would be wonderful! But even though I read through their: https://apps.burnskids....
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I would like to split multiple URLs from a single Google Sheets cell and then add them as images into a Google Doc

I have a Google Sheet doc that has column called Imgs which contains a cell with multiple URLs that links to multiple images: So, I would like to do the following with an Apps Script: Split the URLs ...
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Who receives the email request for access?

I own a Google Doc with two editors, who receives the request for access if one of the editors sends the link to another party as a viewer (and the viewer now wants edit access)?
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Add a Shared Album to your VISIBLE Google-Photos Albums List

Assume Bob has a Google Photo Album and it is shared out to Mary. The two are coworkers, wherein Mary is creating a document which requires photos from the shared photo album. Although Mary can ...
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Can we make copy / download published Google Docs shared by others?

I have a Google Doc link which looks something like this: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTka35LEjmhp_0Fa8hUkWJazZSkGG5tO0phXt9lKrFdeh0nbPv-YyVjhsZGgGmdWWXELA9yl-ZXCesU/pub You can ...
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How to create Column Identifiers in Google Sheets?

I'm confused by Google's documentation where it states: Columns are referenced by the identifiers (not by labels). For example, in a Google Spreadsheet, column identifiers are the one or two ...
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How can I continue from in list Google Doc?

In this document, I want to continue from A list highlighted in image. But list alignment shown in B does match with A.
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A *faster* faster way to access Strikethrough on Google Docs

The keyboard shortcut for strike-through in the Google Docs web UI is AltShift5 (yes that is a five), and the toolbar doesn't have a strike-through button. It's very awkward (I actually have to swivel ...
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How to display the WHOLE CONTENTS of a Google Doc on a Google Sites webpage?

I belong to a club which has a Google Sites website. Various documents (Board minutes, schedules, newsletters, etc.) have been embedded on pages of this website. The embedding is very unattractive. ...
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Is there a way to import a Google Docs table into a Google Sheet?

Working with a newspaper, and they want a table on the top of documents to indicate some things about the status of the article. I know Google Docs natively supports importing a sheet into a table, ...
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Replace a Google Docs file from a local document

I’ve received a link to docs.google.com with a document I’m supposed to edit for $dayjob. Doing so in the webbrowser is an absolute no-go, it’s too slow, laggy and generally irritating. I found that ...
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How to sort numbered list on Google Docs in reverse order

I'd like my google docs (https://docs.google.com) numbered list to count backwards: largest number first, 1 last. Ex: 3, 2, 1, instead of 1, 2, 3. Any way to do that? Here is a sample document for you ...
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How do I insert a timestamp in Word for the Web or Google Docs, on a Chromebook, via hotkey or voice?

Desired Result: The desired result is to insert a timestamp (local machine time or whatever) into a "Word for the Web" document or Google Docs document, on a Chromebook, by using: i) a ...
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How to automate Enumeration and Cross referencing Exhibits

Given a series of three photos: Alpha, Gamma, Delta. and they are enumerated in two sentences: Exhibit 1 is a photo of an Alpha specimen, where as Exhibit 2 is a Gamma specimen. Recently a new ...

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